Prepress studios, today, have to perform quality controls to ensure job accuracy, especially for pharmaceutical products. To streamline inspection processes, EyeC and Hybrid Software have launched the EyeC Driver, a new application that integrates EyeC’s PDF proofing technology — the EyeC Proofiler Graphic — into Hybrid Software’s cloudflow.
With the use of EyeC Driver, prepress studios can reduce the time, effort and money spent on quality controls. The integration triggers inspection procedures within the cloudflow automatically, retrieving job data, files and inspection parameters from the workflow system. Prepress files are inspected and released automatically if they match the approved artwork. Prepress operators only have to intervene when deviations are detected. A task appears in their workspace that opens the EyeC Proofiler Graphic for an easy review of discrepancies.
The EyeC software verifies the entire content of prepress files against the approved artwork. Text, graphics, Braille, 1D and 2D codes are checked in a single inspection cycle. Users can create as many inspection procedures as needed to compare, for instance, prepress files against customer files, one-up against step-and-repeat files or different versions of a file. They follow consistent control procedures without manual intervention.
“We are glad to integrate our proofing technology into cloudflow to combine top inspection capabilities with modern workflow processes,” said Dr Ansgar Kaupp, chief executive officer of EyeC GmbH. Christopher Graf, chief marketing officer of Hybrid Software added, “At Hybrid Software, the focus is always on automation and efficiency. Therefore, we are pleased to have developed with EyeC an application that streamlines quality controls and boosts security.”